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Project Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya – Laboratory Technologist

The AMREF Kenya Country Office is looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa for the Kibera HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Project which is funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The project focuses on the provision of integrated HIV/AIDS services which include adult and pediatric care and treatment, PMTCT, PITCT; TB testing and treatment; prevention with positives; community mobilization and capacity building with close collaboration with local and external partners.

The position is based in Nairobi and reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To provide quality laboratory diagnostic services and support in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Carrying out routine laboratory work procedures
  • Documentation and filling of laboratory results
  • Participation in internal and external quality control
  • Ensuring that laboratory equipment, reagents and chemicals are stored safely
  • Training students on standards operating procedures
  • Maintaining up to date laboratory inventory
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project
  • Participation in operation research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized University. Excellent ICT skills; at least three (3) years relevant work experience. Must be registered with the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board; Training in HIV Testing and Counseling and other HIV related fields will be an added advantage. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work under minimum supervision.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference numbers (KCO/HR/060/2011) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, November 18, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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